Former Highland Park School Reborn as Apartments
December 19, 2016
Richmond Biz Sense
The transformation of a Northside neighborhood anchor is nearly complete, as the renovated Highland Park Public School building welcomes its first residents this week as low-income apartments for seniors.
Firms behind the new Highland Park Senior Apartments at 1221 E. Brookland Park Blvd. provided a look last week inside the restored century-old building. It now houses 77 one-bedroom apartments that will be used to relocate residents from the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Frederick A. Fay Towers near Gilpin Court.
The $11.4 million project is the first of three planned to move a total of 200 residents from the towers, which are being eyed for redevelopment. It’s also the first project in Richmond for Washington, D.C.-based developer Community Preservation and Development Corp., which is working with the RRHA on the projects.